MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 12, 2023

Monday, June 12, 2023

Vintage Korg Blackboard Synthesizer Played Vertically! Giant MS-20

video upload by Analogue Solutions

"Here's a clip of the vintage Korg Blackboard synth played vertically (wall-hung)! If you've never tried playing a keyboard vertically you don't know the struggle -- however, Owen did great with this tough part of the song."

Make an Entire Track with Just ONE Module?! Make Noise XPO + @redstripedownofficial

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"In this video, our friend redstripedown walks us through his process developing an entire track using the Make Noise XPO as the sole sound source.

Using Ableton, and Elektron Digitakt, and a Eurorack modular synthesizer system, redstripedown turns Make Noise's stereo analog oscillator into an onslaught of pads, glitchy percussion, growling bass, animated leads, and much more—a testament both to the oscillator's flexibility and his own skill.

Get your own XPO:"

Make a Eurorack drum machine in minutes with Traffic by Jasmine & Olive Trees

video upload by Tom Churchill

"This video is about Traffic, by Jasmine & Olive Trees, a new maker from Barcelona. Traffic is a trigger-based CV controller that makes it really simple to set up three different drum or percussion sounds in a macro-oscillator like Mutable Instruments’ Plaits or Noise Engineering’s Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and then control them with individual triggers from a sequencer. But it’s definitely not limited to those modules, and in this video I’ll show you a few ways I’ve been using it with other sound sources.

This video isn’t sponsored; I bought the module myself and have no affiliation with Jasmine & Olive Trees. You can find out more about it at"

"Trigger-based CV controller with random modes.

Imagine having 3 triggers that will instantly set a BIA or Plaits as a kick, snare, and hi-hat. Using Traffic, you can effectively control multiple sounds from a single oscillator using triggers, much like a preset selector.

Traffic features 3 rows of 3 knobs, with each row having an output for the values of the knobs. You can select the active column of knobs using the trigger inputs. The three outputs are simultaneous, making Traffic a 3 channel controller or sequencer. Plus, the trigger sum output sends a trigger whenever there is a trigger in any of the inputs, ensuring seamless synchronization of triggers and CV values."

Expert Controller for Yamaha VL1

video upload by Robert Skerjanc

"Demonstration of the hardware prototype. It can edit the complete physical model of the VL1. Musically not much enlightening, but showing some first impressions. See also my home page:"

"This is my vision of an ideal hardware controller for the famous Yamaha VL1 synthesizer. After my experience of making a HW controller for the FS1R, I decided to create an new user interface that deals easily with hundreds of parameters to control this beast. The case is designed as a 19″ rack mount, the same size as the VL1m module. As the name implies, it can edit all physical modelling parameters as you were able with the Yamahas Expert Editor for Macs.

Individual dials for all parameters rendered quite impossible, so I found a way to divide the parameters into several pages of 16 parameters and show the content on an OLED displays.

You have 7 groups on the front panel: Global, Control, Effect, Driver, Physics, Pipe and Modifier. Each group has several buttons and LEDs to indicate the current selected parameter page. In the next image you see that the page for editing breath noise and excitation is selected, and the 16 dials are assigned to the belonging parameters.

The dials are endless encoders with haptic clicks. The displays are divided in two halves, upper display half describes the parameter name and value for the upper dial and vice versa.

That’s it: you have a good overview about the whole context and you can easily dive into all parameters."

You can find additional pics and details at

Triglav Modular Clockwork Card Jam

video upload by DARK SPARKLER

"An exploratory jam with the amazing Triglav Clockwork Card. I’m using the specialty CLIX mode and the card’s internal clock. This allowed me to change the pulser’s decay length with random voltages making for a more dynamic “envelope” to drive the LPG. Some kind of delay device was used, but I can’t remember what it was."

New England Synth Fest, June 29 at the Museum of Science Boston Update

via New England Synth Fest

"The 7:30pm show is SOLD OUT. Tickets on sale for 9:30pm show.

Performances in the Planetarium by Mute City with visuals by Anagram, TotoRobyn with visuals by Jame Coyne, and Ryan Campos. Performances on the Lobby Stage by Anda Volley, Ralphykeys, and Odie DeSmith. Plus fantastic exhibitors in the Museum Lobby!

Lobby experience starts at 7:00pm. Planetarium shows at 7:30pm (sold out) and 9:30pm (act fast). Get tickets now. $15. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin for updates."

Magnetics Field 4 de Jarre en el Sequential OB6

video upload by Guillermo Moran

The Electra 88 from Universal Audio: A detailed demo and tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We present the new Electra 88 from Universal Audio, a beautiful and meticulous recreation of the 1974 Rhodes Eighty Eight Suitcase Mark 1 piano along with amp models, pedal effects, and studio signal-processing tools.

00:33 Overview
02:20 Factory presets
04:54 Main keyboard page
06:02 Amp models
12:09 Effects pedals
15:47 Studio effects
20:57 More factory presets

I had so much fun playing this instrument that I ended up with longer examples, which I have included in this video for you to enjoy and learn from.

To find out more, please visit

'Electra 88 Vintage Keyboard Studio gives musicians and producers the inspired album-ready sound of a 1974 Rhodes Eighty Eight Suitcase Mark 1 electric piano,* along with a fully stocked 'vintage' studio of pro production tools — for in‑the‑box tones nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.'

Please consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content.

When Every Track Has A Different Step Length // Writing An Electronica Beat

video upload by EZBOT

"In this stream, we are going to use a different track scale length to write a track from scratch using the Digitakt, Digitone, Syntakt, and the Octatrack MK2.

I love teaching the Elektron workflow (among other gear) so please don't hesitate to step up your game with 1-on-1 online lessons, plus you get to keep an HD recording afterwards. It's a load of fun:

Get the NEW Ultimate Octatrack FX Template 1.1.3 and The Ultimate Octatrack Template 2FF template here with continuous updates: and here if you want a one-time download: https://www/

Get the Elektron Riser'd here:"

What are Gate & Pitch Signals? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 8)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"This is episode 8 of the Modular Synth 101 series I've been posting on Mondays. This episode explores what gate and pitch signals do within the synthesizer. I demonstrate them with a keyboard and also with a sequencer."

Additional posts in the series: Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Modular Synth 101

Eurorack setup is close to final form #5

video upload by Meska

"Lonely hight note: Softpop2 to WMD orion (phaser) to typhoon
Arp : plinky
low: Grendel Drone commander 2
voice: 2hploop to Warp vocodeur
drum&sample&glitch :LD3
mixing/compresion: eurorack & LD3
all in htis to OTO bim and bam

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

SOMA Pulsar 23 with euro

video upload by Cray

Pittsburg Modular Lifeforms System 201 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Pittsburg Modular Lifeforms System 201 Modular Synthesizer, Includes Modular Organism SV-1, Modular Organism KB-1, Structure Enclosure, Power Supply, Excellent Condition"

Yamaha CS-60 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2204

via this auction

"This synth performs exceptionally well. Every key is highly responsive, and all controls, functions, and tones are functioning nicely. The remarkable sound of this iconic synthesizer is truly incredible, providing instant inspiration. Overall, the instrument is in excellent working condition, with everything operating flawlessly. The previous owner took the initiative to have the synth re-capped in 2010, ensuring its optimal performance. It's worth noting that upon initial power-up, it takes approximately 15-25 minutes for all the voice cards to "warm-up" and stabilize the tuning.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent - The esteemed CS-60 synthesizer has been meticulously maintained and preserved. While there are a few minor scuffs and light wear present on the exterior, every switch, fader, and key remains in pristine condition, showcasing expert craftsmanship. The overall physical condition of the synth is excellent, further highlighting its exceptional care and attention to detail."

Roland Jupiter-6 61-Key Synthesizer w/ Europa Mod & Dust Cover SN 322245

via this auction

"This Jupiter-6 synth exhibits a few minor scuffs, primarily located on the side panels. But otherwise is extremely clean upon close inspection. Notably, this particular unit is equipped with the Europa Mod, which includes an intriguing feature of magnets that can be laid over the top panel. This colorful addition enhances its visual appeal, making it a rare and captivating sight. In terms of physical condition, the synth is very nicely intact and is in excellent shape."

Roland Juno 106 w/ MSQ-100 Sequencer/Recorder

via this auction, also on Reverb

Pic of the inside below.

Korg MS-50 SN 191030

via this auction

Vermona '14 Analog Synthesizer SN 171/222 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Access Virus Indigo SN G1000027

via this auction

"Classic Noughties wavetable, analogue modelling, PD, and FM synthesiser in limited edition black with red LEDs. Features 36 note polyphony, with 4 oscillators, two filters with 14 different modes, 3 LFOs, and up to 98 simultaneous DSP effects. Made in Germany. Filter Routing button occasionally needs a hard press."

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is an analog synthesizer/sequencer. It sounds very much like the TB-303 and SH-101 bass synths. Sometimes considered the "poor man's 303". It has a very evolved form of TB-303 like programming (more like the MC-4) and SH-101 like controls of the VCO, VCF, VCA, LFO, Envelope and Mixer sections. The LCD display is a great feature too."

KORG KR-33 Rhythm 33 Analog Drum Machine SN 261544

via this auction

"Rare vintage drum machine
48 analog rhythms: 5/4 Beat 1-3, Afro, Ballad 1-3, Beguine, Bossa Nova 1-3, ChaCha, Disco 1-6, Enka, Foxtrot, Habanera, Jazz Waltz, Mambo, March, Rock 1-12, Rock Waltz, Rumba, Samba, Shuffle, Swing 1-3, Tango & Waltz.
Tempo adjustments
Balance adjustments
1/4" inputs (signal out, trigger out & foot-switch)"

Roland JD-08 Desktop Synthesizer SN ZON1004 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 SN 760310

via this auction

Roland VP-330 MKI Vocoder Plus SN 850625

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Mark 1 model with older style switches

Fully operational, fully original

Oscillators - 3 VCO's

Effects - Ensemble (chorus)

LFO - Vibrato w/ depth, delay and rate

VCA - separate Mix Levels for Vocoder, String and Voice sections; 20 envelope followers

Filter - 18 VCFs: 54db/oct bandpass; 1 VCF: 54db/oct lowpass and highpass filters; 20 VCFs: 18db/oct lowpass filters w/ dynamic range of 60db

Keyboard - 49 Keys

Control - CV/Gate

Date Produced - 1979"

Ellitone E [64] Synthesizer / Music Inspiration

video upload by Emiliano Escalante

"There is no real way to give a good description of this Synth. Best thing would be to look it up. It looks like a game pad and in a way, like a game, you'll either come up with something incredible and win, or end up with something terrible and lose. I find the E[64] to be the perfect device to come up with musical ideas with the random sequences of notes it creates on each start-up. It is definitely not for everyone, but it is also for everyone. LOL. I love it. It brings inspiration every time I power it up. The E[64] is no longer in production. Enjoy!"

TTMC Sequencer Card & SYNCUSSION SY-1 , Banaeuro

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

"Buchla Music Easel expander card"

22- The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillator types: Destroy

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the oscillator type "Destroy" found on the Arturia MiniFreak. Yes, the one with the exploding frog."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Acid Progressive Groove. L-1 Synthesizer.

video upload by Aleksei Laman

"Long time were no new videos from me. So I decided to record something."

A spot on the beach at night - Phantasmal Force, Dirtywave M8, Great Conjunction, TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Almost summer. Microscopic particles of pollen. Aliased waves hit an 8-bit shore.

 Sometimes things come together.

Phantasmal Force controls, mute on the M8. The Great Conjunction produces generative rhythms, and bleeps."

DYNO / testing out the Alesis QUADRAVERB / JORANALOGUE and co / eurorack

video upload by BRiES

"I'm testing out a newly aqcuired Alesis Quadraverb which - together with the Lexicon MPX500 - will take care of the spaciousness from now on.

The Joranalogue Audio Design modules take care of most of the gating and transposing of the random sequence. I've found BIAS2 to be a really versatile little unit, in this patch I used the bottom half as a precision adder for pitch and the top part I'm using to route -2.5V to STEP 8 so it only generates negative CV. ORBIT 3 modulates a filter and PIVOT 2 which routes a saw or alternatively a triangle to DELAY 1. One GENERATE 3 is on modulation duty for the time parameter of DELAY 1.
ROUTE 4 is an awesome addition to any sequence: it let's you automate (or randomize) gating and transposing of several sequences. FILTER8 is used as a the final filter in the chain (instead of using a VCA).

I'm pretty pleased with the verbs on the QUADRAVERB. Hainbach was right about this unit, it does 'sit' well in the mix."

Desk Jam No. 1

video upload by Slightly Nasty

"Live jam with the RITM-2, Slightly Nasty Modular, tape loop, Korg Monotribe & Monotron, Roland MKS-7, and Akai S3000XL.

Didn't really know where to go with this one, so there's plenty of desperate noodling on the RITM-2 to in an attempt to buy time."

Sweet ambient sound with Arturia MicroFreak (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my private collection of Sweet Sounds dedicated to Arturia MicroFreak: and collection of Dreamy Sounds: but also Crazy Machine collection:"

Big Jam with Modular Synth, Akai MPC X, and Analog Synths (8)

video upload by Bata

"5U Modular ( , STG Soundlabs , Synthetic Sound Labs )
Akai MPC X
Moog Source
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Boss HC-2 Handclapper
Simmons SDS-V"

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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